Movement Monitoring and Instrumentation

Importance of Equipment and Instruments for Accurate Movement Monitoring and Structural Assessment

Nowadays, in which the requalification and remodeling of the private and public heritage takes on particular importance, it is imperative to assess and ascertain the structural integrity of the buildings. Moreover, movement monitoring and instrumentation play an essential role in monitoring and recording the structural behavior in a timeline. With all the different equipment available, it is possible to obtain accurate data on the geometry, positioning, and structures of the structures. Additionally, topography support for this activity is preponderant through the use of equipment, such as total stations, GPS, high precision digital levels, 3D Laser Scanner, etc. Furthermore, it is also necessary to use specific sensors, for example, inclinometers, vibration sensors, noise meters, and particle sensors, to ensure a comprehensive evaluation. Ultimately, the decision to carry out an intervention in a structure depends on the degree of degradation, the speed of the structure, the urban context in which it fits, and the potential risks to people and properties.

Preponderant Role of Monitoring Phases

The registration of the behavior of the target structure of the monitoring during diferente phases, is preponderant in the sense of understanding and compelling the type of intervention to adopt.
Since not all structures are the same, as well as the levels of degradation and risk, the decisions to adopt will vary in each project.
With complete solutions or an integrated and more complex solution, we can develop monitoring results with the frequency of visits adjusted to the requests of the project and provide information with precise and accurate data in order to support project manager’s decisions for rectification actions.
We can setup automatic monitoring systems to record and assess in real time any movements and which can be consulted remotely through the WEB or GSM.